Judy K. Walker

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A recovering criminal attorney, Judy K. Walker has enough spare letters after her name (and student loan debt) to suggest that insatiable curiosity is something fictional private investigator Sydney Brennan inherited from her creator. Fortunately, Judy’s curiosity rarely involves murders. She also pens the Dead Hollow Trilogy, an Appalachian thriller series with a touch of the paranormal that taps into her West Virginia origins.

The Sydney Brennan Mysteries stand alone, but do build upon each other. The books in the series, which feature Tallahassee Private Investigator Sydney Brennan and a recurring supporting cast, are, in order: Back to Lazarus, Secrets in Stockbridge, The Perils of Panacea, No Safe Winterport, Braving the Boneyard, and
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Magpie Moments: You Haven’t Lived if You Haven’t Tried the Smoky Shenandoah

Happy Friday, y’all! With the weekend bearing down, what better time to share a Magpie Moment? I know it’s been a while, so just a quick reminder that Magpie Moments are bits I snatched from real life and incorporated, magpie-like, into my fiction. And this one is, not surprisingly, food-related. (Yes, my PI Sydney Brennan […]
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“was Superman. He jumped off a building—a skyscraper, no less—thinking he could fly away, and died when he found that he couldn't. I don't know if he was wearing his super suit at the time.  Noel Thomas's story began with the same ending, though the means weren’t so dramatic. She sat in my office, slim black purse on the floor next to her, hands folded on her lap, and calmly related that her father had killed himself. She wanted to know why.”
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“reliable source for any sort of Hollywood scandal from the last fifty years. According to Gran, the actor lost touch with reality, began to believe that he truly was Superman. He jumped off a”
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